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About Grandpa's Breath
Grandpa’s Breath is a mostly indica strain with slow-moving effects. Said to be a cross between Grandaddy Purple and OG Kush, this hybrid was developed by Oregon-based growers Dungeons Vault Genetics. As its name might suggest, Grandpa’s Breath has a pungent aroma that may be polarizing for consumers. The strain’s THC content ranges from 15% to 20%.
Flowers of Grandpa’s Breath distinguish themselves with a larger than average size and a chunky, tapered formation. These shape-shaped buds also have a distinctly indica internal structure, consisting of tightly-coiled leaves. The leaves themselves are a vibrant mix of mossy green with shades of purple and indigo; these latter colors, passed on from parent strain Granddaddy Purple, come about when pigments called anthocyanins are activated by cold weather in the cultivation process. These buds are capped off by curly red pistils and a coating of translucent trichomes.
The first impression wafting up from buds of Grandpa’s Breath is an earthy funk, redolent of damp soil and leaves. A closer inspection may also pick up on some astringent fumes of diesel. When these flowers are broken apart or ground up, meanwhile, they give off more of a rich, incense-like odor -- a testament to their Kush lineage. Despite all these bold, earthy aromas, though, Grandpa’s Breath has a surprisingly smooth smoke when burnt in a pipe or a joint; this smoke can taste skunky with traces of sweetness on the exhale.
It may take several minutes before consumers notice the high from Grandpa’s Breath taking hold. At first, the strain can exercise heady effects like a constricted feeling around the lower forehead and temples or some flushing in the cheeks. As they adjust to these odd tics, though, users may observe that their thoughts have taken on a seemingly elevated quality. Ideas may occur to them more frequently or may feel interconnected to any external circumstances or events. This plugged-in, cerebral mindset can help to accomplish work on detailed tasks or can simply provide some background entertainment as they go about an otherwise boring agenda. Additionally, Grandpa’s Breath can serve as a lubricant in social settings, sparking camaraderie and free-flowing conversation.
After 45 minutes to an hour, Grandpa’s Breath may start to introduce some palpable physical effects to round out its potent high. Smokers may feel a heavy, leaden sensation start to creep into the limbs and eyelids alike. This sudden relaxation can undo some of the strain’s initial feelings of energy or motivation and may even inspire active, busy users to make a beeline for the comforts of home. An increase in dosage is likely to lead to a pleasantly incapacitated state of couchlock in which any activities more demanding than daydreaming or binge watching are unlikely. Because of its slow dip into sedation, Grandpa’s Breath is recommended for early evening or nighttime consumption.
The mostly downbeat vibe that comes with Grandpa’s Breath can also have a few applications for medical cannabis patients. For one, the mental edge that comes with this high’s onset can be a tool for concentration for those with attention deficit disorders. Additionally, its ability to improve mood can temporarily diminish the symptoms of mild to moderate stress or depression. Physically speaking, this strain may squelch aches and pains, whether they’re due to temporary inflammation or to chronic conditions like lupus or arthritis. In a totally relaxed set and setting, this soothing bud may even put insomniacs to sleep.
Although Dungeon’s Vault has previously made seeds of Grandpa’s Breath available for purchase online, supplies do not appear to be regularly stocked. Instead, prospective growers may able to source out clippings from mature plants of the strain -- these can be propagated as genetically identical “clones.” Plants follow an indica template, with a short and bushy stature. Gardeners who want to accentuate this strain’s purple tones should expose their crops to nighttime temperatures between 55 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit, just before flowering begins. Grandpa’s Breath reaches maturity within a short 8 to 9 weeks and offers a high yield of buds at harvest time.
A dynamic strain, Grandpa’s Breath is a great choice for indica fans who want some measure of mental stimulation. It’s as fun to toke alone as it is to share with some likeminded friends.